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East Midlands




Leicestershire & Rutland


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The East Midlands covers an area quite impressive in its diversity of landscape. Derbyshire has the dark and white Peak, Nottingham, Leicestershire and Northants display typical rolling countryside whilst Lincolnshire has some of the biggest skies in England. All great country to stretch your legs in!

The Derbshire Dales group of the Ramblers Association has plenty of information about activities in the areas and subjects such as footpath maintenance.

Extensive information on activities and places to see are given here by Derbyshire Count Council.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s site has information on a wide range of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, horse riding and conservation.

North Notts Tourist Association lists a very wide range of accommodation in Robin Hood country, from campsites to hotels. is a tourist information guide featuring where to stay in Lincolnshire and what to do in Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. It is a selection of some of the best accommodation and hotels in Lincolnshire and features some splendid places to eat and drink during your short breaks or holidays Lincolnshire.

From the Wild Witham Walk to the Viking Way, step out into the green and fertile Lincolnshire countryside. Plenty of choice, a haven for walkers.

For the leisurely strollers to the serious walkers. Lincolnshire has it all. There’s coastal routes where you can watch an awesome collection of birdlife that visits the county’s shores or climb Lincoln Edge and walk the Wolds. Take in any of the bustling market towns and call in at a friendly village tea room. Everywhere you go you’ll find the countryside is geared for walkers. The paths well marked, the people welcoming.

The Leicestershire and Rutland Walking Group is a Ramblers Association group for people in their twenties and thirties. They are a very active walking group with over 140 members from Leicestershire, Rutland and neighbouring counties and have many walks, social events and weekends away throughout the year catering for all abilities and fitness levels

Walking On The Web - ‘continuing to create an overview of walking in Europe’ - offers here their Leicestershire page.

It may not seem like a first choice destination, but Northamptonshire is one of Britain's most beautiful counties. Northamptonshire is full of variety, with rolling hills, lakes, rivers, canals and a patchwork of interspersing fields, once covered by dense woodland. Ramble along one of the seven long-distance footpaths or wander through many local villages stopping to enjoy the honey stone cottages and refreshments in traditional country pubs as you go.

There are seven long distance County Paths running in and through Northamptonshire. The paths vary in length and difficulty but all offer idyllic walking through some of Northamptonshire's finest countryside.  Find out more about them here.